That’s How to Defeat Terrorists 

The always-reasonable Bruce Schneier’s piece following the Boston Marathon Bombing is well-worth a read.

Don’t glorify the terrorists and their actions by calling this part of a “war on terror”. Wars involve two legitimate sides. There’s only one legitimate side here; those on the other are criminals. They should be found, arrested, and punished. But we need to be vigilant not to weaken the very freedoms and liberties that make this country great, meanwhile, just because we’re scared.

Empathize, but refuse to be terrorized. Instead, be indomitable — and support leaders who are as well. That’s how to defeat terrorists.

Keep calm and carry on.